President Barack Obama put the weight of the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting behind his newly announced gun measures this morning, crying for the 20 school children who died in the 2012 massacre as he stood with their families.
‘Every time I think about those kids it gets me mad,’ Obama said as tears rolled down his face.
Obama was introduced by Mark Barden, the managing director of Sandy Hook Promise. Barden’s son Daniel was killed in the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Also on stage with Obama today: Jimmy Greene, the father of Ana Grace, another child murdered in the Newtown massacre.
‘We do not have to accept this carnage as the price of freedom,’ Obama said, as he stood before gun control activists, including former representative Gabby Giffords, who was shot point blank five years ago this week and survived.